Looking for ways to enhance your landscape and get your most out of your property? Fortunately, there are simple additions you can make that will transform your yard and get you outdoors. Incorporate one or more of these ideas this year for a more beautiful and practical landscape.

1. High-Tech Irrigation Systems

Different plants, trees and shrubs all require different amounts of sun, water and nutrients. Keeping up with all these different needs and making sure that you have a healthy landscape can be time-consuming. Installing a high-tech irrigation system can reduce your personal workload while also lowering utility bills and creating a more efficient system that actually saves water.

Today’s home irrigation systems are more advanced than ever before. You can deliver water to different sections of your landscape at different times of the day. Everything is totally programmable and customizable so that you can optimize your landscape. Adding an irrigation system to your landscape this year can make a huge difference in the health of your plants and your monthly bills.

2. Hardscapes

Why not add a patio, fire pit or outdoor kitchen to your landscape this year? There are no limits to the type of hardscape structures and walkways you can install in your yard. These additions allow you to expand your outdoor living space and make the most of your landscape. You may find that you start spending most of your time outside.

3. Water Features

Flowers, trees and plants already go a long way in creating a relaxing environment. Adding a water feature, such as a small pond or fountain can take things to the next level. Just the sound of trickling water can be soothing. Add water plants, rocks and stones will only add to the overall effect and help turn your landscape into a sanctuary.

4. Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is a simple way to achieve dramatic results. Strategically placed lighting can be used to uplight trees, highlight architectural features and increase safety. You can add lights along pathways, under steps and practically anywhere throughout your landscape.

5. Common Areas

Even smaller yards can be made more inviting by creating common areas where people can gather. You don’t have to install an entire patio to create separate seating areas. A simple bistro table nestled in a secret spot will encourage guests to explore the yard. Get creative and re-imagine ways to use your entire landscape.

Whether you are looking to make small improvements or you are ready to tackle larger landscape enhancement projects, JT’s Landscaping is here to help. Our professionals have years of experience working with homeowners throughout the Raleigh and Triangle area. We can help you through the entire design and installation process and deliver results that exceed your expectations. Call us today to get started.